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Monthly Archives: October 2017

Dependable Hot Tub Removal

San Diego Hot Tub Removal

Updated 7/15/22

Dependable Hot Tub Removal Services in San Diego


When it comes to removing unwanted junk from your home, there are three categories: Easy, challenging, and impossible.


The easy items would be anything you can fit into the trashcan for the weekly pickup. Once it goes into the can, it’s forgotten. Easy. The challenging items would be anything that you would have to load onto the back of your car and take somewhere else.


It’s challenging because your car can hold just so much. You also have to set aside the time to make the drop off, provided you know where to take those things.


As for impossible? That would be everything else that can’t fit into your car because it’s too big or too heavy. For instance, what would you do if you needed to take care of a hot tub removal task?


Good thing there is a company like Junk King San Diego standing by to lend a hand.


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Benefits of Hot Tub Removal


While you might be a bit heartbroken to see it go, you can be happy to know that hot tub removal is actually a good thing.


In fact, some of the benefits of hot tub removal include ridding your outdoor space of potential safety hazards and an unsightly hulk of equipment that you are tired of looking at. In addition, it will free up space on your deck or patio for more entertaining.


Or, and perhaps the best benefit of all, is that it will allow you to install a new and better hot tub or even one of those super swim spas, or “spools” that allow you to swim laps or soak in hot water! And those are just some of the several benefits of removing your old hot tub. 


There’s a few great benefits of having your hot tub removal done by Junk King San Diego, as well. 


What kind of benefits, you ask? Well, when you have us remove your old hot tub, we will:


  • Do all the heavy lifting
  • Dismantle it, as needed
  • Clean up after ourselves
  • Haul it to a proper disposal facility
  • Ensure that as much as possible is recycled

And, best of all, we have the crew, the tools, the truck, and the know-how!


How to Know if You Need a Hot Tub Removal


What is a hot tub, anyway?


We’ve all seen them and many of us have them. But is a hot tub the same as a spa or the same as a Jacuzzi?


That’s a good question and the short answer is, “No.”


According to an article at The Spruce,


“While you may have heard these terms used interchangeably, Jacuzzis, hot tubs, and spas all have some key differences. Each one refers to a heated pool of water, usually with space for multiple people, that may or may not contain accessories like jets and bubblers. Their differences boil down to brand name, location, and specific use.”


For example, Jacuzzi is actually a trademarked brand name for jetted tubs and other spa equipment.


A hot tub, on the other hand, is a large tub of heated water used for relaxation, hydrotherapy, or just for fun. Hot tub is a generic term referring to any tub, whether it has jets, bubblers, or no extra features at all.


And what about spas? The original term “spa” describes water treatment, but this treatment can take many forms, including a tub of heated water with strong jets installed in it. 


The Spruce article goes on to point out that while they are all three similar, they are different.


“In other words, all Jacuzzis are spas and all spas are hot tubs, but not all spas and hot tubs are Jacuzzis. (We know, it’s confusing.)”


So, how do you know when you need a hot tub removed? It depends. According to one vendor,


“If your hot tub is only five to 10 years old and is in need of repair, it’s likely worth fixing. A good hot tub should last 15 years or more and repairs are always cheaper than buying new. If, however, your hot tub has been around for 15 years or more, repairs are rarely worth it.“


In other words, if your hot tub is more than 15 years old it should probably be removed and replaced.


Tips for Getting Rid of Your Old Hot Tub


Hot tub removal and disposal, while it can certainly be done by capable homeowners, is not the world’s easiest DIY project. In fact, because of their size, bulk, and abundance of materials, it is often far better to have someone else get rid of your hot tub for you.


That’s probably the easiest and best tip we can give you when it comes to hot tub removal.


And here a few more tips for getting rid of a hot tub:


  • Trade it into a dealer with the purchase of new hot tub
  • Try selling it online or even in a yard sale
  • Hire a professional hauling firm to remove it for you


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However, if you have your heart set on doing some or all of the work required to get rid of your old hot tub, we can help you with that, as well. 


In fact, you really don’t have to literally “remove” your own hot tub, but you can certainly prepare it for removal and make the process go much easier and quicker for whomever you have come out and haul it away for you.


Steps for Taking Down a Hot Tub


It’s one thing to determine best how to remove an old hot tub. But removing a hot tub has to be preceded by some disassembly and taking down the major components of your hot tub. 


First you will need to take care of some removal preparation:


  • Start by disconnecting the power and any gas
  • Drain the tub of any water and let dry completely
  • Clear a path for the hot tub to be transported along
  • If you have a fence that’s in the way, it can be less costly to remove a section temporarily than to use a  crane to pick it up and over the fence
  • Alternately, you can cut down the tub structure into large sections to be removed though a gate


Keep in mind that the tools and materials involved with this process can be quite dangerous, not to mention the dust produced from cutting the hot tub itself. 


Here is a graphic checklist to help walk you through the process:


San Diego Hot Tub Removal Info Graphic



What Happens to A Hot Tub After It’s Removed?


The good news is that, even if you break down and dismantle your old hot tub yourself, you still don’t have to deal with the actual removal, hauling, and disposal of the debris and junk components. 


In fact, you can simply make a call to Junk King San Diego and book an appointment for our quick, easy, and affordable hot tub haul away service. We can be at your home, often in the same day, and we will make sure that your old hot tub is completely removed, and we’ll take it away without dinging any walls, fences, or house corners on the way out.


And we’ll be sure to sweep up the area after we’re done!


Once we haul it away, we’ll take it to our sorting center and separate out any and all materials and components that can be recycled or reused. Our goal is to ensure that as much of everything we pick up throughout the day is recycled, if possible.


You can be sure that we won’t simply haul your old hot tub to the nearest landfill and dump it! 


Getting Rid of Your Old and Broken-Down Hot Tub with Junk King San Diego


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Junk King San Diego can take care of the easy, challenging and impossible junk removal tasks. Hot tub removal is going to take some extra time. The crews need to dismantle the tub in order to load it onto the truck. The best thing you can do to help with that is to make sure the hot tub is completely drained before the crew arrives.


Other than that, you won’t have to lift a finger to get your hot tub removed. In one extreme case, a Junk King crew had to cut a hot tub in half to get it onto the truck.


True story, and there is even a video!


Hiring Junk King San Diego to handle your hot tub removal might inspire you to clear the rest of your unwanted rubbish on the same appointment. The Junk King trucks are big enough to hold a hot tub and a few other items you want to get rid of.


When you schedule your session with Junk King, they’ll ask about what you want to get rid of. A hot tub removal is going to take a little extra time, but you won’t be charged extra. You’ll know the final price before the work begins.


For dependable hot tub removal and junk hauling, you can always count on Junk King San Diego


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And you can call on us regardless of where you live in or near San Diego. That includes communities such as Ramona, Jamul, El Cajon, La Mesa, Santee, Spring Valley, Bonita, Alpine, Dulzura, Lakeside, and Lemon Grove.


So, are you ready for hot tub removal from your San Diego home? It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3.


You can make an appointment by booking online or by calling us at 1.888.888.JUNK (5865).

Junk King San Diego
2735 Via Orange Way, Suite 104
Spring Valley, CA 91978
Hours: M-Sa: 8A-4P, Su: 10A-3P

Providing junk removal services to the San Diego area, including:

Chula Vista
El Cajon
La Mesa
Lemon Grove
San Diego
Spring Valley
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